Edsel division of the Ford motor company sent copies of this film to the new Edsel dealers across the country. It's purpose was to introduce the new car before anyone else had seen it. Henry Ford the second appears at the beginning of the film. Then, Richad Krave, head of the Edsel division, speaks. Next, Emmett Judge, manager of product planning does the bulk of the presentation. Finally, Ernest Breech, Chairman of the board at Ford, sums it all up at the end. Ernest Breech was the man who... Topics: Ford, Edsel, fifties cars
In this "promotional/travelog film", a newlywed couple explores the mountainside in their cool Edsel convertible. This presentation was produced by the Edsel division of the Ford motor company. Topics: edsel, cars, fifties
There were two musicians named "Nobby Hulaballoo", guitarist and singer as well as his slapping bullfiddle player Ronny McDonald, also known as "Dr. Ro" ... After a concert in 1956 in Tennessee, they were abducted by aliens inexplicably in Elvis costumes... The aliens took them to their planet "STELLA RHUMBLE" to make their rock'n'roll there socially acceptable. After 58 years, the two appeared hardly in the years-down Astroboppers (cosmic rays, however, had a... Topics: rockabilly, fifties, R'n'R
This film was produced by Edsel Divison of the Ford motor company. It was distributed to schools, libraries, rotary clubs and any other group who wanted to see it. You might call it a "travelog" with a subtle promotion of the all new Edsel. In this presentation, an over-worked doctor heads south for a much needed vacation. Along with his wife, he brings along his new 1958 Edsel. Topic: EDSEL, ford, fifties commercials
For a short time in 1958, The Edsel division of the Ford motor company sponsored "Wagon Train" starring Ward Bond. Here is an Edsel commercial shown at the beginning of the program. Topics: edsel, wagon train, fifties, automotive
Picture quality is VERY poor. So bad that you'll want to stab your eyes out with a knife. Please forgive me. Commercial itself has that quaint early 1950s charm. Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties
I'm sure someone will determine the date soon. "The $64,000 Question" was one of a handful of rigged game shows, so I presume this spin-off series was rigged too. But it does feature Gloria Lockerman, which gives it some historical interest. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Game Show, 1950s, 50s, Fifties
Beast from Haunted Cave is a 1959 horror/gangster/heist film directed by Monte Hellman and starring Michael Forest, Frank Wolff, Richard Sinatra, and Sheila Carroll. Filmed in South Dakota, it tells the story of bank robbers fleeing in the snow who run afoul of a beast that feeds on humans. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews ) Topics: horror, b movie, 50, fifties, ipod
Here are three television commercials, taken from a mid-1950s television series which ran for 15-minutes (including ads). It seems this series had slightly more advertising than some other 15-minute music shows of the era. Products promoted are: Bobbi pin-curl permanent, Viv lipstick, White Rain shampoo. Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, Fifties, Classic Commercials
Back to the 50's with a half hour show hosted by Art Linkletter.Contestants are asked to do all sorts of crazy things, proving that PEOPLE ARE FUNNY! favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: PEOPLE ARE FUNNY, Art Linkletter, fifties shows
A collection of 16 commercials for Lucky Strike cigarettes, ranging from around 1953 to 1956. The commercials show some of the advertising styles of the era, as well as some of the slogans used by the brand. I admit this upload has too much digital compression. (WARNING: cigarettes cause cancer, heart disease and wrinkles) favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Classic TV Commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Lucky Strike, Cigarette, Cigarettes,...
Fifties Advertising: A classic commercial for Gold Medal Flour. This originally aired 16 June 1951, and the complete telecast can also be found on this website. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Fifties Advertising, 1950s, 1950's, 50s, 50's, Fifties, Commercial, Commercials, Flour, Food,...
A 1955 commercial for JB watchbands. A totally unimportant commercial. If you went back in time and stopped this commercial from being made, you'd create no noticable problems with time and space, and the world would be exactly the same. Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Classic TV Commercial, Advertising
A sleeping aid/sleeping pill. I don't know if this is a live commercial or not (the effects seem too cheap for it to a filmed commercial by what was at the time a major sponsor). "100% Safe Sleep". Topics: Classic TV Commercial, Advertising, Advertisement, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Old
Episode 261 of the popular British twice-a-week soap opera. In this episode, the Hospital staff have to deal with a suicidal man who faces criminal charges. (as with most 1950s British series, most episodes are lost...only 12 editions survive from 1959. In fact, the ITV franchise that produced this series, Associated Television, continued wiping some programmes into 1980!) Topics: 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Classic TV, Television, British, Soap Opera, Drama
OK, so "Captain Video" has generally aged very badly, but most of what I've seen of the series has a certain charm to it and kinda fun to watch. However, this 1950 episode is just plain unwatchable, due to stereotyping and a general lack of sci-fi themes. This should only be downloaded by DuMont Network collectors...everyone else should run for their lives. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, Fifties, Captain Video, DuMont Television Network